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Mars the god of war was shrill in his denunciation
He had sat in the side lines long enough
Suffered being treated like a wimp long enough
Dialogue was a tactic that hampered action
Friendship was an avenue that hampered acquisition
Intimidation was the first step outward
The second step was the button by the bomb.
What was the intellectual invented let the man of action apply
The archetype went up: DESTROY
This rush of enthusiasm flooded matter's sphere
Eros the god of connection
sat alone in the dark empty hospital corridor
looking at empty beds
patiently waiting for the newly wounded to arrive

Irwin R. Shaw - August 20th 1987